Various reports from Tuesday night suggest that Tottenham are interested in signing Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi. The 21-year old Belgian international is seen by manager Mauricio Pochettino as the perfect strike partner for Harry Kane, and at £9m would cost a fraction of the price of long term target Christian Benteke.
Marseille are likely to be reluctant to sell Batshuayi, however, as he is the only recognized striker left at the club following the departures of André-Pierre Gignac and André Ayew. The former Standard Liège hitman netted an impressive nine goals for l’OM last season in his role as super sub and is widely expected to lead the line for the club this season.
Batshuayi would be the latest in a growing contingent of Belgian players at Tottenham should they reach an agreement for his signature. The North London club already boast the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembélé and the newly signed Toby Aldeweireld, and appear to be actively seeking further recruits from Belgium’s talent pool.